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174,000 more properties to require a HMO licence under new proposals

174,000 more properties to require a HMO licence under new proposals

174,000 more properties to require a HMO licence under new proposals

20 June 2017

Government proposals to amend mandatory licensing rules will see an additional 174,000 properties require a HMO licence.Currently, any property which has 3 or more storeys and 5 or more tenants (families excluded) requires a mandatory HMO licence. This applies nationwide, regardless of where the property is situated.The Government is now …

Is the rapid rise of city centre student living in Cardiff a cause for concern?

Is the rapid rise of city centre student living in Cardiff a cause for concern?

Is the rapid rise of city centre student living in Cardiff a cause for concern?

31 May 2017

The number of students living in private sector, purpose-built accommodation in the UK has more than doubled since 2007. CPS Homes estate agents assess what impact the vast number of new blocks is having on our capital city’s landscape and ask whether Cardiff’s traditional student house-share landlords should be worried. 'Upmarket' …

Is the person or company managing your property licensed by Rent Smart Wales?

Is the person or company managing your property licensed by Rent Smart Wales?

Is the person or company managing your property licensed by Rent Smart Wales?

26 May 2017

Even if you have fulfilled your requirements as a landlord by registering with Rent Smart Wales, you are still breaking the law if you employ an unlicensed person or estate agent to manage your property. It’s therefore worth checking that the person/company collecting your rent or dealing with your maintenance …

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